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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHN NEWBURY, the BBC'S
Religious Affairs Correspondent Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Charles Colvile
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
Expect delays on the Northern Line today: it's the Saturday of the final Test of the summer, against Pakistan at the Oval. (The MCC bicentenary celebrations are just around the corner.)


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs make up the team that makes sense of the world of travel.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week's programme please send sae to: [address removed]


Producer: Jenny Mallinson Duff

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Craig Charles Carol Thatcher , Emma Freud and Jonathan Ross. Plus Victor Lewis-Smith 's Look at Life Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Unknown: Victor Lewis-Smith
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: Talking Politics

During the summer recess the programme leaves Westminster and joins five MPs for a political and personal tour around their constituencies.
2: Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Social Democrat MP
Charles Kennedy talks to Haig Gordon about Britain's largest constituency, which stretches across the highlands and islands of north Scotland.
Producer MARGARET hill


Talks: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Haig Gordon

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: David Powell

: On the Big Day

2: The Christening

: Quote.... Unquote

Evelyn Waugh wrote that
'quotation is a national vice' and being led off the straight and narrow this week are William Franklyn A. N. Wilson
Mavis Nicholson and Rosemary Anne Sisson Devised and introduced by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer JO BUNTING. Stereo


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: A. N. Wilson
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Introduced By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Jo Bunting.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Photographer the Earl of Lichfield presents, before an audience in the Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, a selection of his favourite poetry and prose.


Readers: Robert Hardy

: Second Edition

The connection between a knitting Bishop and Hare Pie hill is revealed as Gillian Reynolds and guests take a look at some of the best of Radio 4's magazine programmes. Producers LUCY LUNT andPlPPABURSTON


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: The Afternoon Play

The Glory of the Lord by JOHN FLETCHER with and In the 60s Eric was a mod, his most glorious moments fighting on Brighton beach. Now he is a father with two young kids. His wife has left him and the violence of his youth has been transmuted into tenderness. Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: John Fletcher
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Eric: Steve Hodson
Pete: Christian Rodska
Cath: Liz Goulding
Trish: Deborah Makepeace

: Options

4.30 American Authors BEL MOONEY presents portraits of the life and work of six American writers.
4: Tennessee Williams (1911-83) Don't ever be a playwright, baby. The occupational hazards are too great. Tennessee Williams led a turbulent life that included voracious quantities of drugs, alcohol and sex, and a career that produced such classics as The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Full of contradictions, he was both tender and malicious, sexually aggressive and sexually exploited, paranoid and trusting, great playwright and rejected artist. Readings by LOU HIRSCH Consultant DR MIKE WOOLF (e)
5.0 The State of Industry The fifth of six programmes in which ROBERT HELLER , Editorial Director of Management Today, takes stock of Britain's manufacturers - focusing this week on the automotive industry. (R) (e)
5.30 Franc-parler Presente par CORINNE BAUDELOT etGREGOIRECAREL
8 erne emission: Emploi Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT (R) (e)


Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Unknown: Dr Mike Woolf
Unknown: Robert Heller
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Emploi Ecrit
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot

: S04

Science on 4 Geoff Watts selects highlights from recent research.
With reports from Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Living World

Jessica Holm , Jos Joslin and David Streeter tackle wildlife questions put by an audience at the Wildfowl Trust in Arundel. Introduced by Derek Jones


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Jos Joslin
Unknown: David Streeter
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover

: News

With CLIVE ROSUN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Clive Rosun

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is the cricketer Geoffrey Boycott , former captain of Yorkshire and England, much disliked by some and idolised by others.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Death and the Dancing Footman by NGAIO MARSH dramatised by ALAN DOWNER with and Jonathan Royal is a man rich enough to indulge his somewhat extravagant sense of the theatrical. But when he hits on the bizarre idea of throwing a weekend party with guests who have good reasons to loathe one another, his malicious comedy quickly turns to tragedy.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo (R)


Dramatised By: Alan Downer
Directed By: David Johnston
Chief Det Insp Roderick Alleyn: Nigel Graham
Jonathan Royal: Laurence Payne
Aubrey Mandrake: Steven Pacey
Sandra Compline: Avril Clark
William Compline: Stuart Organ
Nicholas Compline: Stephen Hattersley
Chloris Wynne: Jane Leonard
Dr Francis Hart: Alan Downer
Mme Elise Lisse: Natasha Pyne
Lady Hersey Amblington: Margaret Ward
Troy Alleyn: Elaine Claxton
James Bewling: Peter Tuddenham
The Rev Copeland/Caper: Shaun Prendergast
Det Insp Fox/Thomas: Brian Hewlett

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JUDITH ROLES. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Thriller!

A Fatal Inversion by RUTH RENDELL writing as BARBARA VINE abridged in 14 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Lewis Fiander 7: A Woman of Mystery Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Lewis Fiander

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection led by Stephen Oliver Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: News

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan continues his inquiries into the traditional secrets of the keeper's craft with a visit to North Yorkshire to meet Stuart Cannon , a gamekeeper, as he prepares for the start of grouse-shooting on Wednesday.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Stuart Cannon

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour This week:
Look Ma, I'm Dancin'


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Written By: George Burns
Written By: Stephen Leacock.
Written By: Groucho Marx
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Even Looser Ends

(This morning's programme with at least 2.5per cent extra)

: *am News

followed by an interlude

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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